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Mohammad Talha

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium fast
Played for:
Pakistan, Bahawalpur, Faisalabad, Faisalabad Wolves, National Bank of Pakistan, Pakistan A, Pakistan Inv XI, Punjab Stallions, Punjab (P), Rest of Pakistan, Pakistan Under-19, Port Qasim Authority, Bahawalpur Stags
Roles played:
Bowler
ICC Rank:
Batting:
0
Bowling:
74
Home country:
Pakistan
Born:
October 15, 1988, Faisalabad, Punjab

Profile

For a fast bowler, Mohammad Talha has an unconventionally thin body but does extract surprising pace. Born on Oct 15, 1988, he is a decent fast bowler and came into the limelight with Pakistan's pace sensation Mohammad Amir. Playing for National Bank of Pakistan in the 2008-09 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy against Customs, he scalped 10 wickets for 119 runs in the match. By the end of the season, he had managed to pick up 34 wickets in only 6 games.

During his younger days he idolized Brett Lee, Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram. He had a stint in the National Cricket Academy with Aaqib Javed and was then included in the national squad to eventually make his debut against Sri Lanka in the Test match at Lahore in 2009. After consistent performances in the domestic circuit, he was again included in the squad for the Test series against Bangladesh in December 2011.


Fast Facts

  • Mohammad Talha confessed to developing a bowling action similar to Brett Lee who is one of his idols.
  • He once made a public announcement stating that he wants to maintain speeds only above 145 kph and would not bowl under that pace.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 2 1 2 0 2 22.22 0 0 2
ODI 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 2 3 432 252 7 3/65 / 36 3.5 0 0 0 13
ODI 3 3 122 146 4 2/22 / 36.5 7.18 0 0 0 4

Career

Span:
Test:
2009-2014
 
ODI:
2014-2014
Test
Debut:
Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka at Gaddafi Stadium (Lahore Stadium), Lahore - Mar 01, 2009
Last played:
Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah - Jan 16, 2014
ODI
Debut:
Pakistan Vs India at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Mar 02, 2014
Last played:
Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Mar 08, 2014
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